‘The Art Of Food’ By Rick Bennett

A portrait doesn’t have to be of a person. In Rick Bennett’s recent series of paintings, it’s food. Formally staged, the food is presented as a jumping-off point for conservations about agriculture and farming. “A few years ago, I had a great discussion with the owners of Nightfall Farm about their work in the regenerative agriculture movement,” said Bennett, “and how art could be used to further a conversation about food. [For example,] what is the overall environmental impact? How does this food contribute to our individual and collective health and well-being?” Bennett’s commission from the sales of some of the paintings will be donated to the Oak Heritage Conservancy in Versailles, Indiana.


Swanson Contemporary

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‘The Art Of Food’ By Rick Bennett

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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